Richard Carlson, Ph.D. is the author of the bestselling books Don't Sweat the Small Stuff; Don't Worry, Make Money; Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family; and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work. He is a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, along with other television and radio programs.
Stress consultant Carlson reads his self-help guide with conviction, his gentle voice clear and persuasive. He presents common-sense advice for living a less hectic and more meaningful, loving life. His essential message is that we get caught up in minutiae, "the small stuff," and never get around to doing what makes us or our loved ones happy. He advises readers to engage in such small acts as paying someone a compliment daily, putting a lid on keeping track of who does what around the house, and writing a letter to a friend. Carlson urges small daily changes and uses examples of improvement from his own life to show how the advice works, making the book ideally suited to the audio format. Tape quality is excellent. Recommended for public libraries.‘Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo